Islam, South Asia, and the West
By (author) Francis Robinson
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Islam, South Asia, and the West by Francis Robinson
Book DescriptionTwo of the more important developments in world history over the past two centuries have been the expansion of Western power and the revival of Islam. South Asia has played a central role in both process, being the main focus of the imperialism of the British and an important site of the Muslim revival. These essays, which were written over the past ten years, confront some of the key issues raised by some modern developments in South Asia: the interactions between British power and Muslim revivalism in giving shape to the modern Muslim world; the role of knowledge in fashioning Muslim societies and the rise of the 'ulama, to greater influence than ever before. It also explores the great shift from an other-worldly to a this-worldly piety amongst Muslims, the energy this has given the Muslim revival, and its meaning for relations between Islam and the West. The essays are rounded off by reviews of major contributions to the field over the period. Among the themes which emerge are: the influence both of orientalism and of Hindu revivalism on the world of scholarship, and the fact that the world is a better place when we remember the humanity we share. This book offers profound insights to those wishing to understand the background to the interactions of Islam, South Asia and the West in our time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195698350
(209mm x 137mm x 19mm)
Imprint: OUP India
Publisher: OUP India
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: India
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The essays in this volume address key themes in the history of the Muslims of South Asia, among them, conversion to Islam, impact of print, the emergence of this -worldly religion, the process of 'secularization', and the relationship between religion and politics.
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Author Biography - Francis Robinson
Francis Robinson is Professor of the History of South Asia in the University of London, Royal Holloway.
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